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2012-04-29 23:01:42

Heidelberg Instruments, GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, a leading supplier of direct write laser lithography systems, announced order for two advanced VPG maskless lithography systems from an Asian based photomask production group. Heidelberg, Germany (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 Heidelberg Instruments, GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, a leading supplier of direct write laser lithography systems, announced order for two advanced VPG maskless lithography systems from an Asian based photomask production...

2012-02-21 12:33:59

Ring-like protein complex helps ensure accurate protein production In fairy tales, magic rings endow their owners with special abilities: the ring makes the wearer invisible, fulfils his wishes, or otherwise helps the hero on the path to his destiny.  Similarly, a ring-like structure found in a protein complex called ℠Elongator´ has led researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Institut de...

2012-01-09 14:28:57

New method for observing enhancer activity during development As an embryo develops, different genes are turned on in different cells, to form muscles, neurons and other bodily parts. Inside each cell´s nucleus, genetic sequences known as enhancers act like remote controls, switching genes on and off. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, can now see — and predict — exactly when each remote control is itself activated, in a...

2011-07-18 14:24:58

"ËœCord-stopper' protein complex makes chromosomes easier to move As any rock-climber knows, trailing a long length of rope behind you is not easy. A dangling length of rope is unwieldy and hard to manoeuvre, and can get tangled up or stuck on an outcropping. Cells face the same problem when dragging chromosomes apart during cell division. The chromosomes are pulled by their middle "“ the centromere "“ their arms trailing along behind. Just like climbers carry their rope...

2011-07-08 07:16:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidelberg-based Virtual Forge GmbH is named "Cool Vendor 2011" in the SAP ecosystem. This title is awarded annually by Gartner, the leading international information technology analysts. For Gartner, a Cool Vendor is a company with products or services regarded as innovative, impressive, and groundbreaking. "SAP Security has always been an important topic", said Dr. Markus Schumacher, CEO of Virtual Forge. "For us, being awarded...

2011-06-22 02:00:00

HEIDELBERG, Germany, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Primary Endpoint Met Lipid Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, today announced positive topline results from a Phase IIb clinical trial with its lead product, LT-02, in patients with ulcerative colitis. LT-02 is a controlled release formulation of phosphatidylcholine that has been specifically designed to treat ulcerative colitis by improving the barrier...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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